15 Best Holiday Party Recipes


Whisk is here to help with the holidays. Our team has gathered 15 of the best show-stopping holiday party recipes below, organized by course. We’re helping you do the planning so you can get to the fun part – socializing with your friends and family.


Tesco’s Gingerbread Eggnog

The holidays are not complete without eggnog. This cocktail version highlights dark rum and  warming winter spices like ginger and cinnamon. It’s easy to whisk together in only 5 minutes. Cheers!


Food & Wine’s Mott & Mulberry

Fresh apple cider and maple syrup in this rye cocktail will surely please your taste buds this holiday season. Created by Leo Robitschek of The Nomad Bar in NYC, this cocktail is equally as elegant as it is delicious.


delicious. Magazine’s Spiced Paneer with Quick-Pickled Cucumber

Open to a less traditional appetizer? We’ve got you. These fresh, Indian-inspired paneer cheese bites are topped with pickled cucumber, microgreens, and mango chutney, so they’re sure to be the talked-about appetizer of the party.


Food Network’s Crostini with Thyme-Roasted Tomatoes

Vibrant and full of flavor, these thyme-roasted tomato crostinis are time-tested party-pleasers. These can easily be made ahead and work well to pop in the oven as a prelude to the main dish.


Food & Wine’s Prosciutto-Wrapped Persimmons

If you too feel like you need a break from the carbs, give this sweet and savory snack a go. Wrap persimmon wedges with prosciutto and a sprig of rosemary and roast in the oven until lightly browned. The result is a tender, melt in your mouth appetizer that will keep the guests reaching for more.


Pure Wow’s Spinach Artichoke Squares

These squares are a modern twist on f the classic spinach artichoke dip. New form, but the same cheesy deliciousness you’re used to. Puff pastry never fails to delight, especially around the holidays.


Food Network’s Fondue-Stuffed Mushrooms

These delicious stuffed ‘shrooms are the perfect appetizer to serve before dinner. They’re packed with so much flavor that people won’t be able to keep their hands off of them, and they come together in a jiffy.



Pure Wow’s Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

Made in a cast iron, these one-dish chicken thighs are totally hands-off and on trend for the holidays with a cranberry, balsamic, and garlic marinade. The thighs are seasoned with fresh thyme and rosemary and packed with plenty of flavor to satisfy the whole dinner party.


delicious. Magazine’s Crispy Pan Potatoes

You can never go wrong with crispy, golden potatoes for dinner. This side dish uses thinly cut waxy potatoes in an oven-proof frying pan like a dutch oven or cake tin. Layering the potatoes creates a stunning visual presentation that makes it easy to take these potatoes from oven to table.




Food.com’s To Die For Crock Pot Roast

This roast beef recipe is dressed up with carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and celery. Super simple, this recipe calls for dried Italian and ranch dressing mix, but you can throw in your favorite fresh herbs and wine if you please.

Pure Wow’s Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Leeks

Bring this comfort food to the next level with creamy pureed butternut squash added to the mix. Garnished with crispy leeks on top, this savory-sweet dish is filling enough for a holiday crowd and unique enough to have them asking for the recipe.


Tesco’s Mushroom Nut Roast Tart With Pesto

This savory tart will please any vegan or veggie-enthusiast guests at your party. Topped with several kinds of mushrooms, sweet parsnips, red onions, pesto drizzle, and toasted nuts and seeds, this recipe packs a nutritional punch to balance out all the amazing dessert ideas below.



Food.com’s Cream Cheese Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

Want to impress your guests? This bundt-style cake is your answer. With cream cheese, bourbon, vanilla, and toasted pecans, this cake is rich in flavor and a real stunner on the dessert table.


Cooking Channel’s Chocolate Fudge

Your go-to classic holiday fudge gets a makeover with bittersweet chocolate and pecans. With only a few steps and no nonsense additions, this fudge is done in no-time and makes enough to serve the whole party. 


Pure Wow’s Mini Apple Tarts

Tartlets that are both delicious and easy to make is exactly what we need this holiday season. These are made using the rings from mason jars – a trick too good not to try out. With only a few ingredients, these mini desserts are simple to bake and to pop in your mouth!


We can’t wait to know which recipes your party-goers tried and ate-up (pun intended)! To make holiday party planning even easier, use Whisk to save, organize, and share recipes amongst your party people. 


We’re Whisking you Happy Holidays!

The Whisk Team

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